Malaysian Airlines shootdown: Australia should step up
Saudi-China relations: Emblematic of China’s new foreign policy challenges
Does Abbott understand the China challenge?
Indonesian election: Time for SBY to step in
Indonesia: Defence and foreign policy implications of a Jokowi presidency
Australia's new activism: The view from Washington
MH17: A chance for Russia and Ukraine to blink?
China's determination to be a great power
Russia's MH17 response: How to mismanage a crisis
Australia's carbon price repeal: The global context
Did the BRICS score in Brazil?
Radio Australia cuts hurt the Pacific and Australia
Alliances in Asia: South Korea unlikely to be lost
Does inequality make a country less secure?
China: Climate wrecker or climate leader?
Australia in Asia: Who is our best friend?
PNG: O'Neill survives, rule-of-law suffers
Australia will miss SBY. America won't.
Obama-Abbott defence agreement: More than meets the eye
Assessing Australia's UN performance
Unfriending: Japanese public opinion on China
China's demographic turning point
Tuesday linkage: WTO, Zero Dark Thirty, Afghanistan, DPRK and more
22 January 2013 1:25PM
Google head honcho Eric Schmidt went to Pyongyang recently, taking his daughter.
This is her evocative account of the visit
. (Thanks James.)
Osama bin Laden's last victory over America
: Matt Taibbi writes as only he can about
Zero Dark Thirty
. Anyone seen it and want to offer their views?
Cozying up to the neighbours?
Fiji's expanded Pacific volunteer scheme
. (Thanks Jenny.)
of the Spanish navy amphibious ship
King Juan Carlos
. The two Canberra-class ships Australia is getting are almost identical.
The IMF works because it's not particularly democratic.
The WTO could learn something
. (Thanks Steve.)
Empirical Studies of Conflict
project, with data from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Colombia. (H/t
Building better economic models
. (Thanks Steve.)
: 'It's natural to worry about physical stuff like weaponry and resources. What we should really worry about is psychological stuff like ideologies and norms.'
The winner of Graeme Dobell's annual Madeleine Award for diplomatic symbolism
has been announced
Australian aid to Uruzgan should stop
because 'it is very hard to see Uruzgan as remaining under Afghan control after the Transition Period'. (Thanks Danielle.)
Obama's inaugural in full:
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